Drydocks World clinches double win at ShipTek Awards 2024

Drydocks World clinches double win at ShipTek Awards 2024

Date: 24/01/2024

Dubai-based global provider of maritime services wins the awards for ‘Ship Repair Yard of the Year’ and ‘Best HSE Initiative’

Drydocks World, a leading global provider of maritime solutions, has achieved double recognition at the ShipTek Awards 2024, clinching the award for 'Ship Repair Yard of the Year' and 'Best HSE Initiative'. The awards cement Drydocks World's status as an international industry leader and innovator in maritime services and HSE practices. 

The Drydocks World team, represented by Capt. Rado Antolovic, PhD, CEO, Shrirang Kolaskar, Senior Vice President - Finance, Saleh Albalushi, Vice President - of HSE, and Mahfoodha Makki, Senior Manager - Talent Development & Performance Management, received the awards at the ceremony held at JW Marriott Marina, Dubai. 

The 'Ship Repair Yard of the Year' award was a result of Drydocks World's exceptional achievements throughout 2023. The company successfully managed the complex task of docking six vessels simultaneously in one graving dock, marking a historical achievement in efficiency and space optimisation. The installation of 275 Ballast Water Treatment Systems (BWTS) projects also showed the company's technical prowess and commitment to environmental sustainability in maritime operations. Furthermore, the conversion of two LNG vessels in record time and the extensive refurbishment of FPSO Firenze, which achieved six million LTI (lost time injury) free man-hours, demonstrated Drydocks World's dedication to safety and quality in maritime engineering.

The 'Best HSE Initiative' award recognises Drydocks World's groundbreaking approach to educating employees on Health, Safety, and Environment. Drydocks World has revolutionised training and safety practices by implementing cutting-edge technologies such as Virtual Reality Training, Artificial Intelligence, E-Learning, Nuggets Learning, and Mobile Learning. The company's proactive stance on embracing innovative learning methods has increased efficiency and engagement in safety training, thus ensuring a safer and more productive work environment.

Capt. Rado Antolovic, PhD, Drydocks World CEO, said: "We are honoured to receive these awards, which are a testament to our team's commitment to excellence. These accolades reflect the hard work and dedication of everyone at Drydocks World to delivering world-class services and setting new standards in the maritime industry. They also underscore our remarkable resilience and cement Drydocks World's reputation as a global leader in the maritime sector."The ShipTek Awards are part of the ShipTek International Conference, which focuses on the maritime shipping, oil and gas sectors. The 16th  edition witnessed the participation of several industry leaders and senior officials from major companies and institutions that have distinguished contributions to the maritime industry regionally and globally.